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Shahid Kapoor and Akshay Kumar have been revealed as the inspiration for a series of Bollywood books. Author Puneet Bhandal told Digital Spy that although the characters in her novels are fictional, they are loosely based on real-life Hindi film stars. "Shahid Kapoor was the inspiration behind the 'gorgeous' Ajay Banerjee character in Double Take," said Bhandal, adding: "The central character in Stuntman is inspired by an action hero like Akshay Kumar." She also confirmed that actor Karisma Kapoor was the inspiration behind one of the lead characters in her first novel in the series.

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